Bachelor in Paradise returns for its fourth season on August 8 and fans can’t wait to find out which guys and girls from the Bachelor family will try to make a love connection on ABC’s beachfront summer reality series.
How many guys from Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s season will be looking for love in Paradise this summer? Is it true that Amanda Stanton will join the cast without Josh Murray? And what about Corinne Olympios — are the rumors true that she, and a whole bunch of her pals from Nick’s season — will be stirring up drama on the upcoming season of the Bachelor spinoff? Find the answers to these burning questions below.
Warning: There are some Bachelorette Season 13 spoilers ahead — the elimination of many of Rachel’s guys have not been televised yet, so read on if you think spoilers aren’t a big deal.
On Wednesday, Reality Steve released the Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 cast list, one day after he teased some details about the season on his popular spoiler blog. And those details had fans wondering which guys and girls have been connecting before the show starts filming.
“The amount of hookups and back end deals heading into this thing will make your head explode,” Steve wrote on his Reality Steve blog. “Not to mention that it’ll make this season probably the most fake one they’ve ever done since, well… you’ll find out…. even I can’t believe some of this mess.”
And one look at the cast list and it’s hard to argue with Steve’s statement about the upcoming season. Fans who follow any or all of the long list of ex-Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants on social media know that they tend to get together frequently. Although they try to keep their inner-circle dating on the down-low, their Snapchat stories are often a dead giveaway.
However, over the past few weeks, the guys and girls of the Bachelor family have been keeping their get-togethers to a minimum. Perhaps producers have been trying to keep everyone in quiet mode so they can keep the lid on ABC’s cast list
But, once again, Reality Steve beat them to the punch.
And fans can count on Steve to provide spoilers throughout the season, giving some insider information about who goes home, who hooks up, and which contestants end up getting engaged on the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. According to ABC, three couple got engaged on Season 3 — will producers lure even more guys to propose this season? Time will tell.
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) September 7, 2016
So, who’s joining the 2017 cast of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise this summer? Here’s the list Reality Steve posted on his blog on Wednesday. Of course, ABC has not confirmed any of this, but Steve usually has credible information about the show’s cast.
Steve revealed on Wednesday that five of the girls who are heading to Paradise have boyfriends at home. Keep tabs on Corinne Olympios, Alexis Waters, Whitney Fransway, Astrid Loch, and Kristina Schulman, who is supposedly dating Bachelorette Season 8 winner Jef Holm.
“Kristina has been dating Jef Holm for a few months now,” Reality Steve writes. “The guy hasn’t changed his ways in years, apparently Kristina is fully aware of this, yet doesn’t care… A pretty toxic relationship from everything I’m hearing. So will Jef be on Paradise? No. The show hates him.”
In addition to the five girls above, Steve has confirmed that Amanda Stanton will be back on the show, just months after breaking up with Josh Murray. So far, there’s no word on whether Murray will be back, but never say never.
Other girls heading to Paradise, per Reality Steve are Raven Gates, Jasmine Good, Taylor Nolan, Danielle Maltby, Christen Whitney, Danielle Lombard, all from Nick’s season.
Fans can expect to see the following guys on either the premiere or on future episode of Bachelor in Paradise: Robby Hayes, Alex Woytkiw, and Chase McNary (JoJo’s season); Ben Zorn (Kaitlyn’s season); and Brady Ervin, Alex Bordyukov, Dean Unglert, Jack Stone, DeMario Jackson, and Matt Munson (Rachel’s season).
There are plenty of rumors still swirling about other potential contestants, but Steve notes that he is not certain they will appear on the show. Name still in the rumor mill include Sarah Vendal, Jaimi King, and Lacey Mark (Nick’s season); Derek Peth and Jared Haibon (Kaitlyn’s season); and a number of guys from Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s season including Kenny King, Blake Elarbee, and Lucas the Whaboom guy.
Follow Reality Steve on Twitter @RealitySteve for updates or changes to this list.
Watch the Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 premiere on August 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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